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    September 17, 2012
    4:00 - 5:00pm PDT  

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>> where is it? >> if it's wearing a backpack, think of it as the st. bernard of roaches. >> get on the couch! get on the couch! get on the couch! >> that's disgusting. that does it for us. erin burnett "outfront" starts erin burnett "outfront" starts right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com next, we have new video showing the moment libyans found the body of chris stevens inside the american consulate. chevy silverado all-star edition with a total value of $8,000. hurry in before they're all gone! plus, as mitt romney tries to push out a new message, leaked from a far left blog where the presidential candidate is making a joke about being latino. we have that for you and there was an apparent deal to end the chicago teachers strike, so why are some refusing to go along with it? we have a union member live tonight. let's go "outfront."
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good evening, i'm erin burnett. tonight sh we have new video from an eyewitness of the last moments of ambassador chris stevens' life. i'll warn our viewers. it is a bit disturbing, but tell us what we're going to see in this video. >> well, what this video shows, erin, is a group of men in a fairly chaotic scene crawling out of a window that they had gist broken into trying to reach this part of the compound of the main building in the compound that had effectively been sealed off because there was other entry point into it. the doors, the windows, all had bars on them. you hear a voice shouting they found a dead body, then you hear someone screaming, he's alive, he's alive. then you feel this wave of euphoria as these people realize that this individual is in fact wesealof our show with stors we car out wre we fosr own d for eirst time now, we e hearg from the officer who was shot 15 times during the mass shooting at a wisconsin sikh temple. brian murphy was the first officer on the scene of the shooting. moments after he exited his car, he encounted the gunman and was shot in the parking lot. he spent weeks in the hospital and just yesterday, made his first public appearance for the
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alive and they start chanting god is great, now, at this point in time according to the young men who film eed this, nobody realized this was an ambassador, they knew it was a foreigner, maybe an american, but didn't cross anyone's mind it was the hiel he says they belied still ive because there was a pulse, a weak e, and because his eyes were moving, but in the ten minutes that it to for thembeto transport him victims of the shooting, of which seven lost their lives, including the gunman. he thanked the public. >> i just wanted to let everyone know how appreciative i am. my family is for your kindness and prayers and support. it means so much to us. >> very moving. yesterday was also his birthday. now, an update on a story we followed closely. the drilling for oil off the the hostal, it appears that he died because t doctor at the hospit said that when the he rerrived e, a codebl, tient arrested resuscitation needed. he said he tried to for 45 minutes, but it was tragically too late. >> and we're now able to hear, now, we can hear some of the coast of alaska. shell has suffered a setback. the company says its barge was damaged while conducting trials. that means shell will be forced to wait until next year to begin drilling for oil deposits in the arctic. that is a significant delay. general motors is reportedly pushing the government to sell its stake in the american car company. if we were to sell now, it would be a big loss for american taxpayers. right now, the government still
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audio of what appears to be confusion, but all of the men talking. when you say it's literally euphoria, the people here at the moment were happy they found this person alive, right? you also spoke to the man who actually filmed the video. that wasis point of view, too. right? >> reporter: most certainly and you hear it when they're chanting god is great once they realize that he is alive and that is something you will traditionally hear as being a sign of rejoicing, praising god that this life had been spared owns about 30% of general motors and if they sold it today, it would lose $15 billion. analysts have told "outfront" that gm's stock price needs to reach between $62 a share to break even. tonight's gm sits stuck at 23.80. it's been 410 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what aree doing to get it back? and now, our third story. we have new details about man behind the anti-islamic film or so they thought initially and when people realized that it was in fact the ambassador, that he had in fact later on passed away, the vast majority of libyans were incredibly, incredibly horrified. they'd been repeatedly expressing theexpress ing their anguish, their sorrow to ubecause none of them wanted to see a man who they said sacrificed so much for their country, who truly loved which has been blamed for protests around the world. "outfront" tonight, miguel marquez, who has been following the y from the beginning. i know that the filmmaker was picked up this weekend by authories. do you know where he is now? >> we do not. he wasn't arrested or detained, but was picked up by l.a. county sheriff's deputies. he was taken to a location to talk to probation officers and was not returned to his home and
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the libyans have to suffer in this way and those people you see in that video, those as far as we're being told, are not the same individuals who launched the attack. or at least the majority of them are not the same individuals who launched the attack. they are people who went through, who were curious bystanders. but this was not the group we're being told was responsible for the assault itself. >> and arwa, i want to ask you about something you reported on then early this morning, his family moved out as well, erin. >> and do you know where his family went? did they have explicit threats on their lives?ere's a lot of media caed out in front of their house. the kids can't get to school. ceave the house. they've been undehe watchful eye of the media since this thing broke out. so the l.a. county sheriff's deputies pk up the family in the morning, took th a sheriff's ficend the friday and you've done more work on this. you've said the consulate was warned three days before the attack about a lack of security. were there other warn signs, other warnings given to american officials at that time? >> it's important to note that over the past few months, there have been an increase in attacks against western sbres in benghazi. that same consulate was attacked they drove off to where the unknlocatn.ffice says is an he is being surveilled or under any custody. >> and obviously, to hide s physical identity in this video. >> absolutely. this ia guy who do not wt to be known. clearly, this film hasered a lot of heat and a lot of frustration and anger around the wod. iss also a y at
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in the past. the convoy at the head of the u.n. mission was attacked. so, officials are telling us that for months, they had been warning the americans about this, the growing presence of power of these extremists militia groups, specifically in benghazi. they were meeting shortly before the compound was attacked. it was meant to be about business economics, but the comes with a very checkered past. it is not clear what his motivations are exactly for keeping his face out of or trying to keep his face out of the public eye. >> i know you've had a chance, you were the first to speak with one of the female actors on the film. you've spoken to other actors and they've all tried to say they didn't know it's content in any way. they were use ago different name for muhammad than was used in the trailer, but when you watch it, you've got to wonder, is officials there told the americans who were senior officials from the consulate itself that look, now is not the time to be talking about expanding business, to be talking about increasing a western presence in benghazi because we are not capable of containing a threat by these extremists militias and the ambassador himself was aware of the general overall deterioration. >> thank you very much. arwa has been doing this reporting tire lessly from the ground. mike rogers has been following that possible. what was your take having spoken to them? >> i can only tell you what they've said and it does appear that the information given to most of these actors was very conpartmentalized. this is a man who knew exactly what he was going to produce and he was going to get it done no matter how he carried it out. the actors said they were given very few pages of dialogue, it was given to them maybe the night before. they read it and it was only
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developments and is "outfront" tonight. appreciate you taking the time. you just hard our arwa damon report. she had more details tonight, but that there had been warnings of a deteriorating security situation. perhaps not of a specific attack, but other attacks and warnings. how could this happen in a country that the libyan government said it was unable to defend, even the u.s. consulate. how could it happen that our consulate was unguarded to the degree it was on september 11th after they went to a sound studio somewhere, dubbed some of the more inflammatory words and phrases and they were done out of con tek and then those were then put into the film. it is truly not clear whether or not a fulfill m has been finished. one did preview here in the blocks from here, but it's not clear ifhat was an actual film, if it was the 15-minute trailer. only a few people showed up. it certainly didn't attract a in a country like that? >> we had gotten threat streams over time. months, many in fact. al-qaeda in northern africa was seeking to attack targets. we know all of those things in fact happened, but here's what we need to be careful. it was a bit expeditionary, to go to dangerous places and try lot of attention. >> very disjointed to even view it. thanks very much. how egypt handled the attacks on the american embassy has emerged as a major point of contention. egypt, one of the biggest recipients of foreign aid in the world and has made national security one of the hot button issues in the election of 2012. attention is on the muslim brotherhood, who raised eye
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to forge ahead a u.s. establishment there. so we have to be careful. we asked him to do dangerous things knowing it was ex expeditio expeditious. we don't want to take unnecessary risks. but we asking them to take what we say are thes risks. was this a necessary risk were were they just ignoring the broes this sbring wipring with chant. we have played that before on this show. we found that on youtube. that was a cleric leading a rally in cairo. that cleric has been named to the human rights commission. earlier, i spoke to mohammed salem and i asked him if that signs around them that caused this to happen? we just don't know for certain. >> is that right dianne feinstein, bob mendez havbeen on the show and have been direct in answering with question, were we caught flat footed, no. what's your reaction to that? arwa had reported she's been into the consulate. there wasn't even a safe room with food and communications quipt in there. never mind in a county they that video and promoos was shocking to him at all. >> no, we're dealing with slightly, i don't want to say extremists because i think you know, extremists have some sense of their actions. i think we're dealing with people who have dropped the ball. >> was hosni mubarak better when it comes to certain things like women's rights or progress than morsi? >> i think what we're dealing with is a different frame of
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isn't governed by a rule f law. >> i don't know how you argue we weren't caught flat footed. they stormed our consulate and killed our ambassador and three other employees. that is being caught flat footed. now, what we have to ask is tell me the circumstances surrounding that. was it, did we know about it d just missed it or did we get caught flat footed and those reference. i think mubarak didn't careful of his rights or human rights for that matter, but he had to maintain some sort of a front about it. you know, because his words don't matter, he did not execute them. you know, i think what we're having now is a more clear oppressive regime. you know, one that basically doesn't care what -- >> when you say more oppressive, sounds like you're saying that current government is more employees paid with their lives. >> the u.s. ambassador to the un, susan rice, said this was not preplanned. here she is. >> the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact, this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. >> as chairman of the house intelligence committee, do you believe her? >> i'm not sure i believe her or not. i disagree, clear ly. oppressive than what was a 30-year dictator ship. >> let me give you an example. just two days ago, just a few days ago, actually, this young christian guy got arrested at his house. apparently, he posted the video, the trailer of the offensive muslim video on his facebook page and that has prompted a mob attack on his house and the police to arrest him and beat
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all the information i see from the department of defense and our intelligence agencies, they're recommending something that's called a moderate degree of confidence, which is not solid. that they think it was a spontaneous event. some public, some open source, when you put it all together, when i look at the information, i mean, it had indirect fire, artillery type fire from mortar, direct unit action, it was coordinated in a way that was very unusual. him up and charge him with disdreligion, which mns he's going to spend two years in jail. first of all, it's amazing that in our country, our government, that basically was brought on by a revolution that started through a facebook page, the shared content was offensive and actually jail the people running it, at least not for long, you know. it's now having government that is going the same thing, except this time, they're jailing them they were a quick reaction force that came to the facility and then you look at other bits of information that we have including. they were getting information that these extremists that they were having a difficult time, that doesn't make sense. it looks like it was a planned and coordinated event. now, none of us know for sure to be fair, but to say f certn that was a spontaneous event -- >> you don't see it. >> no, i can't see it.ing and they want to put them for two years. they are fantasies about control and the way we're supposed to act that don't correspond with reality or the world or anything. and it's going to be their end. hosni mubarak did not reach that level of insanity -- government corruption, morsi have been doing for the past two months. >> president obama said last
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from other countries. we've been talking about this for months. rise of al-qae and africa. that is really entire of northern africa. airman, tually, we went to the border of mali in july to report on the al-qaeda link militas who have taken or the northern pt of the country. i'm just wondering from your point view,o we should regret what we did in lya, the we weekend in an interview that egypt is not an alley, but not an enemy. obviously, there is a legal definition to ally in terms of treaties, but egypt gets a lot of money from the united states and a lot of americans think you get that money when you were an ally. we put the question to you. is egypt an ally of america? >> well, the current government is not an ally of america. that's number one. number two, if the united states wants to cut the aid, please do it. t not really going to affect egyptians. inenthatt has caused so many weapons to go missinging, around north africa to get al-qaeda to rise in such a broad region? >> the one mistake we made, those of us who are voices of this early on is not securing the weapons systems that were there. we knew they had man pads. antiaircraft weapons and a whole cachet, all spread across the country. dictators aren't worried about extennell threats. the way they had the cachets all the majority of the aid goes to the military any way. we don't see that money. >> interesting point of view there from an activist, obviously, he is not a proponent of the current muslim brotherhood administration, but says they don't need the aid. joining us now, jonathan prince and rick grenel. rick, interesting that you have someone there saying we don't need the aid. fine and we're not an ally. what do you say? >> well, first of all, you know,
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around the the country, once it happened and there was that period of chaos, this became an arms bizarre, so it's not unusual to understand you had al-qaeda, aqim from al giers, we'saying going to get ourselves some weapons and i have argued both privately and publicly that mali was the first i can appreciate his point of view, but they do need the aid. it's $1.5 billion a year and they absolutely need it. it's not just military aid although that's the majority of aid. i think that his point about this government in egypt and how nervous he is is a great point. it's something that's been happening for many months and i think we've seen the islamists across the middle east gaining ground in yemen, in syria, in victim of the libyan revolution in the hands of people trying to overthrow the government. so, yes, that was clearly a mistake. now, we're going to have to rectify it and be more engaged, not less, to make sure we put a cap on this to make sure that doesn't spread across africa, southern europe and the middle east. >> thank you very much, chairman. appreciate you taking the time. egypt. they just killed our u.s. ambassador in libya. this is a problem that's been happening and shockingly enough, we have a white house who say it's about some film. and we have an administration that has been looking the other way and parading around like they killed osama bin laden and their work is done. it's shocking and i think the media's got to start focusing on the fact that the islamists have been on the move. they've been on the move for a while. this is nothing new, erin. >> well, it's an interesting point and i think the
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still "outfront," we have new details about the person behind the film which remains a t the center of the outrage. tonight, he is no longer in his home, so where is he? plus, mitt romney caught on tape making a joke about being al a latino and the booming economy of super pacs. there isn't an economy making billions of dollars on your vote. r their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. administration certainly like everyone is is confused on how to deal with it. john, let me ask you this question. >> not everyone is confused. let me just correct that. they are confused. >> i think that, well, i'm not going to get in the debate with you. i'll let you do that part. but the muslim brotherhood is different from country to country. but what i want to ask you is what the public is saying so far about how the president handled these attacks. get your response, then rick's. so, president obama, mitt ameriprise. the strength of a leader in retirement planning. the heart of 10,000 advisors working with you one-to-one. together for your future. ♪ and sounds vying for your attention. so we invented a warning you can feel. introducing the all-new cadillac xts. available with a patented safety alert seat. romney, 26% approve. 48% disapprove. those are obviously not good numbers for mitt romney. i'll get to rick on that in a moment. but 45% approve, is that a big win or no? >> look, i think those are good numbers. anytime in polling where you ask a question and said what do you think of obama, what do you think of romney? people default to their partisan position. the real question is where are they breaking? where's the advantage?
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which can relieve pain all day th just two pills. ♪ (train horn) vo: wherever our trains , the omy comes to life. norfolk southern. one line, infinite possibilities. gentleman just said. i actually think 15 hours is too late for the president of the united states to come out and do something. why was he just sitting there when he got briefed that americans were killed when the 3:00 a.m. phone call happened, where was he? did he go back to bed? why was he missing his intelligence briefings? >> with all due respect, that's not an accurate version of events? >> what is? >> we first heard late at night on tuesday, one american had woman: what do you mean, homeowners insurance doesn't cover floods? [ heart rate increases ] man: a few inches of water caused all this? [ heart rate increases ] woman #2: but i don't even live near the water. what you don't know about flood insurance may shocyou -- including the fact that a preferred risk policy starts as low as $129 a year. for an agent, call the number that appears on your screen. been killed. secretary clinton went out. hold on a sec. while she went -- >> not right away. >> 7:00 p.m. is when we reported an american dead. >> correct. secretary clinton went out hours later. >> rick, rick, rick, let me say what i'm going to say. let me say it first. it's a little reminiscent of the way your candidate jumped out. >> make your point.
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caught on tape. now, this is a day when mitt romney was trying to retool his image, but then a video came out. mitt romney at a fupd raiser e video was obtained by the >> the president of the united states was out there making it very clear how ir rep henceable these attacks were. >> the only part i agree with is words matter. when we have a developing situation when people with coming oaf the wall, when the al-qaeda flag is being raised on the u.s. embassy, where is the president of the united states? don't tell me he can't speak up. call the president of egypt. secretary clinton was out there that night, very clear, the loss of life is unacceptable. we did not have the facts. we did not know the ambassador was dead. no way to notify next of kin. what you do no diplomacy because words matter in diplomacy. >> okay, so let me have my point now. >> hold on. it's got to be clear -- >> no, you had your point. words matter. >> overnight, you have to --
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left blog mother jones. >> my heritage, my dad, you probably know, was the governor of michigan and was the head of a car company, but he was born in mexico. and had he been born of mexican parents, i'd have a better shot of winning this, but he was -- living in mexico. and he lived in it for a number of years. do something. don't wait 15 hours and then when it's your turn to speak, don't come out and shake your fists at mitt romney. that's outrageous. >> on the phone with libyan leaders, egyptian leaders -- >> no, they weren't. it was 15 hours later and secretary clinton said something. why was he slow? the president of the united states is not even talking to him. the president is not speaking i say that jokingly, but it would be helpful. >> "outfront" tonight, roland martin and john avalon. well, roland, you seem really happy. >> well, no, first of all, i think what this says is this is the m.o. of the republican party when you talk about what romney, he's not going to bother with him. is a bunch of government assistants. >> i'm going to play that one in up. >> the president of the united states isn't the only -- >> now that's the excuse from the democrats. >> you kn let's dismiss the president. >> you know that very well and the american people know that very well. >> i'm going to hit pause there. ipg you both made very ardent and well phrased cases. >> on top of each other. >> and viewers can make, you've got the facts now. preliminary agreement was
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a second, but let's stick with this one about the latino joke. n how bad is this for him? dot come off as ce kind of joke? >> a poll came out today showing he is 53nt d to president ama among latinos. all i'm saying is it's not going to get you a higher amount of latino votes and s he might be this, but it doesn necessarily play well. what he said -- >> i'm going to play that rig no anlet's go to you afte that. reached in the chicago teachers strike. so teachers and students are still not back in the classroom. why? a union member "outfront" next. [ male announcer ] does your prescription medication give you the burden of constipation? here is another clip of mitt romney a >> there are 47% of the people involved in the -- all right, there are 47% who were with him, who we who believe they are victims, who believe they are tix to health care, food, housing, you name it. >> ryan, that has got to be something his campaign is pretty upset, whatever will come back.
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in fact, it's pretty surprising he would have said something like that. >> i think that part of it that resognates with a lot of conservatives is the part about taxes. about 47% of folks aren't paying federal income taxes. about a quarter of them don't pay because we don't tax social security benefits. that's pretty popular e's an un pay because it's people's low tood incomes with chiren, which w creatbyhil turn to senokot-s tablets. senokot-s has a natural vegetable laxative ingredient plus the comfort of a stool softener for gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation. go to senokot-s.com for savings. championed by reagan andther republicans and a varietof other measures designed to give parents of young kids a boost, so i think as a b call what he wa trying to do was appeal to folks in that room by demonstrating, hey, i'm one of you guys. item a staunch conservative and i think this is something where he's really going to have to demonstrate he's somehow going to have to spend the next 50 days convincing middle income and working class folks that he with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain. imagine you, with less pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is fda-approved
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touch and as a member of the super reset the romney campaign want. victims. when you look at the fact that over half ofhefolks, th're elrly. so, some are are students. when you make tha kind of comment, you're grading fellow americans. she support the president. is she a victim,mooer? the problem mitt romney here is you're basically sayin to rest o ou, youe utterly irrelevant, i don't care about you. i won't focus you. >> of course, peopl who don't pay federal income tax dos on o contribute in other ways. thanks to all throw of you. ahead, new detail about the person behind the anti-islamic film at the center of the protests in the middle east. our fourth story "outfront," deal or no deal. chicago mayor rahm emanuel takes
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plus, the panda. there's something special about the panda. the teachers union to court to force them to go back to school. this is the sixth day of biggest school district. there is a preliminary agreement that includes. this is some of the key points. 3% raise in the first year, 2% raises in the second and third. . no merit pay, health care benefits were preserved, and at least half of all hires must be displaced teachers. they also agreed to a longer school day. the union delegates including my next guests are asking for more time and saying no deal just yet. outfront tonight, good to see you, sir, appreciate your taking the time. why no deal? >> thank you. >> well, the teachers are looking everything over. we've got about 30,000 members taking a close look at this, trying to make sure that the contract, that they're going to have to live under for the next three years is what they want. in fact, we're actually concerned about the various learning conditions inside the schools, obviously. >> right. i understand there's some concern about that, but yet kids are being kept out of school.
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just as seriously: our commitment to america. bp supports nearly two-hundred-fifty thousand jobs communities across the country. we hired three thousand peoplastt ear. invests more in america than in any other country. in fact, over the last five ye no other energy company has invested more in the us than bp. we're working to fuel america for generations to come. today, our commitment to the gulf, and to america, has never been stronger. our viewers, you're going to make the days lost up to strike. >> that's absolutely right. >> let me ask you something educational. i'm very curious. this whole issue about the teachers who were laid off getting the right -- first sort of rights at jobs when they open up. under the compromise, at least our understanding was about half, 50% of new hires would come from a pool of laid off teachers, some of those could have been laid off because they didn't have tenure, others because their performance wasn't up to standard. how does that make sense? >> well, really, i think you've got to really reframe the question. really, the reason that we're concerned is because a lo of school closings, right now with the mayor as an active attempt to destroy schools and communities by going in and labeling a school a failure, knocking all the teachers out, anybody in the building is suddenly deemed unworthy of unemployment, et cetera. we think that's wrong. we think that it's criminal, actually, that they're destroying the stability in those schools and in those
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exciting animal news today. seasoning and with age. and so i like to think i'm a better teacher now than i was 25 years ago. i'd like to think you're probably a better anchor woman now than the first year you went in. i hope the mayor becomes a better mayor than the first year. it's been a bit of a disaster for him. he's been attacking the middle class since he got in to his position and we're hoping that he will grow in his position and become better at what he does. but currently, he's not doing a great job, as you know, and the fact is that teachers, i think communities. and so we're fighting that. one ofhe ways we're figh i we'reting insis that if you destroy those schools and you put those kids in another school that the teachers follow those students and, you know, don't de-stabilize the students by not allowing them to have the same teachers or similar teachers. >> just one question, do you agree as a teacher who has dedicated his life to being a good teacher that some teachers are better than others? >> of course. and the fact is that teachers get better, hopefully, with
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a baby panda was born in the united states. now, a 14-year-old giant panda, you can see her right there being very protective of her young. gave birth at the smithsonian national zoo today. this is just her second cub. the next few years are going to be crucial for the baby, which is, i mean, doesn't get any cuter than this. get better with age. i like to think that. i'd like to think i'm better than i was. >> thank you very much, sir, we appreciate your taking the time. a high school teacher in chicago. we'll be back. those little things still get you. for you, life's about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. the size of a stick of butter. in keeping with chinese tra dig, the new cub will not be named for 100 days despite the ft th cub s made in thu.s.a., it must returned tohina in four years. tonight's numb, 1 billion. the dollar amount china has illegallysidized itsuto industry. between the years 2009 and 2011, china provided export subsidies tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an erection lasting more than four hours. if you have any sudden decrease or loss in hearing or vision, or if you have any allergic reactions such as rash, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty breathing or swallowing,
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take a look at this. so far, super pac money spent, conservative groups, $238 million, liberal, $85 million, 3 to 1 split. that could make a big difference coming down the stretch in these swing states. that's one factor. an x factor we have yet to see. and who benefits? we look at all of these consultants. this the a gold rush right now. these are companies that do media buy. they've money coming in, they take a percentage of it. 40 years ago, up to this point in the cycle, they'd made $2.8 million, so far $70 million. from only one super pac restore our future, the mitt romney associated. democrats, mundy katowitz just under $900,000 four years ago,
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